15 Orange Juice Mocktails to Brighten Your Day

Published November 2, 2022
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Orange juice. It has been the king of fruit juices since oranges rolled into the kitchen, but up until the early 1930s, it was mostly a luxury for those who could afford the time and money to juice oranges by hand. Not anymore! Know what's not a pain-in-the-neck luxury? Orange juice mocktails. Whether you want a nonalcoholic version of classic cocktail or a modern mocktail with bright citrus flavors, there's an easy virgin orange juice drink especially for you.

Screwdriver Mocktail

Screwdriver Mocktail

Break out your bottle of nonalcoholic vodka (or use a splash of tonic water) to give your ordinary orange juice a lift with this alcohol-free twist on a classic screwdriver. It tastes best with freshly-squeezed juice, but you can use prepared juice in a pinch.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces nonalcoholic vodka
  • Ice
  • Freshly-squeezed orange juice to top off
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice and nonalcoholic vodka.
  2. Top off with orange juice.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel.

Creamsicle Mocktail

Creamsicle Mocktail

Feel like a kid again with this mocktail that tastes just like a favorite childhood frozen treat. Although this particular recipe calls for cream soda, you can always add a healthy dollop (or two, or three) of whipped cream to make it even creamier.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cream soda
  • Ice
  • Freshly-squeezed orange juice to top off
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice and cream soda.
  2. Top off with orange juice.
  3. Garnish with orange wedge.

Orange Martini Mocktail

Orange Martini Mocktail

Layer on the flavor in this juicy mocktail by adding a splash of pineapple juice and just a touch of vanilla club soda to give it some bubbles. Who doesn't like bubbles?

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Vanilla club soda to top off

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, and pineapple juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with vanilla club soda.

Sunburst Mocktail

Sunburst Mocktail

A nonalcoholic drink that branches off the family tree of the classic tequila sunrise (minus the tequila), you can enjoy this at your kitchen table as you watch the sun do just that. Or sip it in the afternoon. You make the rules, friend.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce cinnamon simple syrup
  • Ice
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and cinnamon simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Add grenadine, pouring down the inside side of the glass and allowing it to sink.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Ginger and Juice

Ginger and Juice

Sip on a bit of ginger and juice...I'm pretty sure that's how that Snoop Dogg song went in the 90s.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Mint sprig and orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, and honey syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over crushed ice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.
  5. Stir to mix.
  6. Garnish with mint sprig and orange wedge.

Orange Fire Mocktail

Orange Fire Mocktail

There's some hidden heat in this mocktail. If you don't have jalapeño simple syrup, there's no reason you can't muddle a jalapeño coin or two with simple syrup - or use another spicy chili of your choice.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1½ ounces mango juice
  • ½ ounce jalapeño simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, mango juice, and jalapeño simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel.

Mocktail Madras

Mocktail Madras

Skip the vodka in your classic madras for a tart and juicy mocktail. Give yours an edge by adding a splash of lime juice. If you want to take it one step further, add an ounce and a half of nonalcoholic vodka or even nonalcoholic silver rum.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Cherry and lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, orange juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel and cherry.

Burnt Orange Martini Mocktail

Burnt Orange Martini Mocktail

There's nothing burnt about this mocktail besides the color and maybe the dehydrated orange wheel garnish.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice
  • ½ ounce peach nectar
  • Ice
  • Dehydrated orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a coupe glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, blood orange juice, and peach nectar.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with dehydrated orange wheel.

Virgin Tequila Sunrise

Virgin Tequila Sunrise Mocktail

Enjoy the classic tequila sunrise but without the buzz of alcoholic tequila. Nonalcoholic tequila does a fantastic job of taking its place. What does this mean for you? It's an anytime drink, even when you're sitting in your morning work meeting.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces nonalcoholic tequila
  • 4 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, nonalcoholic tequila, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Add grenadine by slowly pouring it down the side of the glass, allowing it to sink. Do not stir.
  5. Garnish with orange wedge.

Mocktail Mimosa

Mocktail Mimosa

If the screwdriver is the top dog of orange juice cocktails, then the mimosa is a pretty close second, although it depends on who you're asking. Some people will tell you that the orange juice is just for coloring and not flavor. If that's the case, you can add whatever amount of orange juice speaks to your mimosa-loving heart.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 5 ounces nonalcoholic sparkling wine OR sparkling white grape juice
  • Orange slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute or wine glass.
  2. In glass, add orange juice and nonalcoholic sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with orange slice, if desired.

Orange Margarita Mocktail

Orange Margarita Mocktail

With or without nonalcoholic silver tequila, you can still float your way to orange juice paradise with a virgin orange margarita.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces nonalcoholic silver tequila, optional
  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 ounces homemade margarita mix
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, margarita mix, agave, lime juice, and, if desired, nonalcoholic tequila.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel.

Fuzzy Navel Mocktail

Fuzzy Navel Mocktail

No peach schnapps is required for this fuzzy navel, just some peach fruit juice. No peach juice? No worries! You can use peach iced tea or grab a can of peaches and use the nectar inside.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces peach juice
  • 1-3 dashes peach bitters
  • 4 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Peach wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, peach juice, peach bitters, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with peach wedge.

Blood and Sand Mocktail

Blood and Sand Mocktail

With or without a nonalcoholic scotch, you can still make the orange-red blood and sand mocktail.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce nonalcoholic scotch, optional
  • 1 ounce tart cherry juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes molasses bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Nick and Nora or coupe glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cherry juice, orange juice, simple syrup, molasses bitters, and, if desired, nonalcoholic scotch.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with orange peel.

Sex on the Beach Mocktail

Sex on the Beach Mocktail

A sex on the beach without any booze? Can it even be done? It sure can! You can even mix this up in a large batch to bring to the beach with you.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce peach fruit juice or peach nectar
  • ½ ounce raspberry syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, cranberry juice, peach fruit juice, raspberry syrup, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Virgin Orange Mojito Mocktail

Virgin Orange Mojito Mocktail

Stop! Don't scroll past just yet. The orange mojito mocktail is a game changer and the secret weapon of orange mocktails.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 fresh mint leaves
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1½ ounces nonalcoholic silver rum, optional
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Orange wedge and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, orange juice, and, if desired, nonalcoholic rum.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with orange wedge and mint sprig.

Easy Orange Juice Mocktail Mixers

With nothing more than a cup of orange juice and something to mix it with, you're well on your way to a mocktail. Try a combination of OJ and these mixers for a tasty, juicy treat. Now that's what dreams are made of.

  • Cranberry juice
  • Cherry juice
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Blood orange juice
  • Coconut water
  • Honey or honey syrup
  • Ginger beer
  • Ginger ale
  • Cream soda
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Plain club soda
  • Flavored club soda, such as blueberry, coconut, vanilla, blackberry, cherry, peach, or raspberry
  • Grenadine
  • Tropical fruit juices such as guava, mango, passion fruit, and papaya
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Orgeat or almond syrup
  • Pineapple juice
  • Raspberry syrup
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Vanilla syrup

Orange Juice Mocktails to Squeeze the Best Out of Life

Make your life a little juicier with an orange juice cocktail. Channel classic cocktails turned mocktails or invent your own modern orange mocktail in no time at all. Isn't it time you used this fridge staple for more than just breakfast?

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15 Orange Juice Mocktails to Brighten Your Day